2 pros, 1 con to the Dallas Mavericks signing Grant Williams amid rumors

The Dallas Mavericks are reportedly interested in Grant Williams, but should they look to make the move?

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3. Pro: Defensive intensity

Throughout his final season with the Boston Celtics, Grant Williams somewhat fell out of favor with the fanbase, as his offensive game was a work in progress.

His three-point shooting remained consistent, but in his attempt to add more to his offensive game, he fumbled on a few occasions. But one thing that never wavered was his defensive intensity.

Williams is one of the toughest defenders in the league, always willing to give 100% of his energy on that side of the ball. That’s the type of player the Dallas Mavericks need on the roster.

Dallas’ defense was extremely underwhelming this past season as they missed the Play-In Tournament entirely, so adding high-level defenders to their core will be essential this summer.

At 6-foot-6, Williams is short for the power forward position, but he makes up for that with his elite-level strength. He’s able to stay on the perimeter and keep up with faster players, but he can also bang down low and body the likes of Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic.

His defensive versatility and intensity would instantly make him a fan favorite of head coach Jason Kidd, and the Mavericks would benefit significantly from his presence on that end of the floor.